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Other Should I keep it or should I chuck it?

Discussion in 'General' started by earlydoors, 22 Aug 2011.

  1. earlydoors

    earlydoors Member

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    I'm talking about the box to my monitor, handy if I want to resell, but the box is so big it doesn't fit through the entrance to my loft and so has to take up valuable and limited closet space. I want to chuck it, but usually I never chuck my boxes incase I want to resell...What would you do?
     
  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Chuck it, when you want to sell the monitor just make sure you've bought a new one first and post it in that box.
     
  3. Picarro

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    Can't you just collapse the box?
     
  4. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    I keep boxes for a few weeks to make sure the part doesn't go belly up. Then I pitch it. As Steevo said, mail it out in the new box when you replace it.
     
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    fdbh96 New Member

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    This?
     
  6. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    flatten the box and use it as insulation .. or a make shift bed, or if you are really adventurous add wheels and use it as a carbon free commuting vehicle
     
  7. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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    +1

    I still have the box in the loft from the CRT I bought in 2002. Its next to all the boxes for all the hardware I still own. The CRT has gone now though! I have still kept the box as its a decent size for when I finally get to move house!
     
  8. Kurze

    Kurze New Member

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    Chuck it. I'm in the exact position described above, selling my old PC to my mate. Just means I'm going to be sending out a machine in an Antec 300 case inside a HAF X box. Hope I have enough padding material...
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Most TFT boxes will be stuffed full of polystyrene. Pretty pointless keeping a box only to throw all that packing out.

    I'd keep it, but fill it with junk (what you can fit in there).
     
  10. Hawklan

    Hawklan New Member

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    Chuck It

    You can always make up a box if you need to. I've done that many times over the years and find they end up being stronger than the original (must be all that tape)
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I saved my monitor box, which was an excellent thing as I had to RMA it at the age of just under 3 years... During the time I also moved three times, so I was happy I kept it.

    That said, I don't usually save empty boxes and if you don't have enough room, just ditch it. Most likely you'll never miss it :)
     
  12. earlydoors

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    Ok, thanks for the tips lads, I had thougght of flattening it, but as it was full of all the polystyrene packing and whatnot I'd have just have to chuck all that anyway sooo....I'm just going to chuck it!
     

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